419 episodes

Give your mind love with Mind Love, a podcast dedicated to the exploration of the power of the mind, focusing on mindset, mindfulness, mind-body-soul, and science-based approaches to mental health. Each week, Melissa Monte hosts interviews with inspiring guest experts, delving into evidence-based mind science and real-life stories from those who have overcome their mental challenges.
Whether you’re looking to find purpose and inner peace, rewire negative thought patterns, manifest your goals, or simply treat yourself with more kindness, Mind Love will help you unlock your mind's potential. Get ready to expand your understanding of the mind and learn practical tools for a healthier, happier, more fulfilling life.

Mind Love • Modern Mindfulness to Think, Feel and Live Well Mind Love

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 831 Ratings

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Give your mind love with Mind Love, a podcast dedicated to the exploration of the power of the mind, focusing on mindset, mindfulness, mind-body-soul, and science-based approaches to mental health. Each week, Melissa Monte hosts interviews with inspiring guest experts, delving into evidence-based mind science and real-life stories from those who have overcome their mental challenges.
Whether you’re looking to find purpose and inner peace, rewire negative thought patterns, manifest your goals, or simply treat yourself with more kindness, Mind Love will help you unlock your mind's potential. Get ready to expand your understanding of the mind and learn practical tools for a healthier, happier, more fulfilling life.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    The Illusion of Separateness: Buddhism's Teachings on Loneliness, Love, and Human Connection with Koshin Paley Ellison

    The Illusion of Separateness: Buddhism's Teachings on Loneliness, Love, and Human Connection with Koshin Paley Ellison

    We will learn:

    How to shift your focus from external events to your personal growth.

    How to align your dreams and goals to higher guidance.

    Buddhism's path to overcoming isolation and finding connection


    Have you ever felt like you're the only person in a crowded room? Like you're surrounded by people, but still feel a sense of isolation?
    Buddhism says that thinking we're all separate is just us being delusional. This delusion is one of the "Three Poisons" that keep us stuck in a cycle of suffering, or Samsara. So, the way out is to break down that illusion and see that we're all interconnected.
    So, what if that lonely feeling is actually a sign? A nudge to look deeper and see how we're all connected? That's what we're diving into today: Loneliness, Love, and Human Connection, all from a Buddhist perspective.
    Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison, is a renowned thought leader, author, Zen teacher, and Jungian psychotherapist. Koshin co-founded the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care. He's also the author of, “Untangled: Walking the Eightfold Path to Clarity, Courage, and Compassion.”
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    Show Notes: https://mindlove.com/315



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    • 1 hr 8 min
    The Curious Relationship Between Perfectionism and Performance with Tom Curran

    The Curious Relationship Between Perfectionism and Performance with Tom Curran

    We will learn:

    The roles that both genetics and society play in perfectionism

    The three types of perfectionism... one of which is very surprising

    The damage that perfectionism really does, and how to begin to undo it


    Have you ever found yourself paralyzed by the pursuit of perfection? You know, that feeling where you're stuck in a loop of endless tweaking, never quite satisfied, never quite ready to hit "publish" or "send"?
    The irony is, studies show that perfectionism often decreases our performance. So if we know that, then why are we still fooling ourselves?
    What if the key to unlocking your best performance lies in letting go of perfection? What if embracing the beautifully flawed process of creation could lead you to create things you didn't even know you could?
    Today, we're talking about The Curious Relationship Between Perfectionism and Performance. 
    Our guest is Tom Curran. He is a professor of psychology at the London School of Economics and author of a landmark study that the BBC hailed as “the first to compare perfectionism across generations.” His TED Talk on perfectionism has received more than three million views. His research has been featured in media ranging from the Harvard Business Review to New Scientist to CNN, and he has appeared on numerous television and radio programs.

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    Show Notes: https://mindlove.com/314



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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Attuning to Relational Energy Fields for Emotional Regulation and Trauma Healing with Thomas Hübl

    Attuning to Relational Energy Fields for Emotional Regulation and Trauma Healing with Thomas Hübl

    We will learn:

    How to embrace and ground sensitivity

    How to understand defense mechanisms and the intelligence behind them

    How to use our energy to help children navigate fear and stress


    We are always co-creating, so when we talk about understanding our emotions better, it's not just for us. It's for everyone around us, too. When we're more in tune with how we feel, we can better understand others, and that's something the world really needs right now.
    So today, we're talking about how to attune to our relational energy fields. Our guest is Thomas Hubl.
    Thomas Hubl is a teacher, author, and international facilitator who finds beauty and fascination in both the realms of science and mysticism. He believes that these two parts of his identity reflect his inner self, with a deep love for both the rationality of science and the mystical processes that shape our inner beings. Thomas refers to this combination as "inner science," as he sees the connection between the contemplation and spiritual practices of mystics throughout history and the scientific experiments conducted in the pursuit of knowledge. He embraces the duality within himself and seeks to integrate these forces for a more holistic understanding of the world.
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    Show Notes: https://mindlove.com/313



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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Embracing Diversity in Spirituality: Mark Nepo's Guide to Building Your Own Spiritual Toolbox

    Embracing Diversity in Spirituality: Mark Nepo's Guide to Building Your Own Spiritual Toolbox

    We will learn:

    How to handle the pressure to conform

    How to stay open to different ways of experiencing spirituality

    The concept of eternity as the opening to oneness


    When was the last time you questioned something so deeply rooted within you that it felt like a part of your identity? Maybe it's cultural or the values of your family.
    Or maybe the religious beliefs you grew up with, or the spiritual path you were told was the right one. But what happens when those rules or beliefs don't sit well with you?
    Our spiritual paths are incredibly individual, shaped by our experiences, lessons, and what our souls came to this lifetime to learn. What didn't resonate with you might be exactly what someone else needs. It might be their stepping stone to spiritual growth or precisely the lesson their soul seeks.
    And here's the beautiful part: We can walk our paths and let others walk theirs. We don't have to agree. We don't even have to understand. We just have to be okay with letting others find their way, just like we're finding ours.
    So today, we're talking about embracing Diversity in Spirituality. Our guest is Mark Nepo. He is a poet and philosopher who has taught in the fields of poetry and spirituality for over thirty years. He's also the author of several books including, “The Book of Awakening,” and “Surviving Storms.”
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    Show Notes: https://mindlove.com/312



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    • 1 hr 1 min
    How Gut Inflammation Caused by Stress, Shame, and Trauma Affects Your Mood and Immune System with Dr. Will Cole

    How Gut Inflammation Caused by Stress, Shame, and Trauma Affects Your Mood and Immune System with Dr. Will Cole

    We will learn:

    The checklist to help identify poor vagal tone.

    How to identify hormonal imbalances and require customized care.

    Breathwork and somatic practices to help regulate your nervous system.


    When was the last time you really listened to your gut? 

    Your gut isn't just about digestion. It's your second brain, a silent guide that affects every aspect of your life. By neglecting it, we're ignoring a vital part of ourselves... a part that's yearning for attention, and balance, and care.

    So today we're discovering the beautiful connection between what we eat, how we feel, and the legacy we leave behind.

    Our guest is Dr. Will Cole. He is a leading functional medicine expert who specializes in clinically investigating underlying factors of chronic disease and customizing a functional medicine approach for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, and more. He is the host of “The Art of Being Well” podcast and author of “Gut Feelings,” “Ketotarian,” “The Inflammation Spectrum,” and The New York Times bestseller “Intuitive Fasting.”

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    Show Notes: https://mindlove.com/311



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    • 1 hr 8 min
    The Uncertainty Advantage: Navigating the Unknown, Harnessing Possibility and Overcoming Doubt with Nathan and Susannah Furr

    The Uncertainty Advantage: Navigating the Unknown, Harnessing Possibility and Overcoming Doubt with Nathan and Susannah Furr

    We will learn:

    The connection between uncertainty, self-doubt, and imposter syndrome. 

    The power of framing in influencing our preferences and choices. 

    How to overcome fear and step into the unknown to experience transformational moments.


    When was the last time you felt the thrill of the unknown?
    Most of us are creatures of habit. We like knowing what's around the corner. The unknown is scary and uncomfortable. It's... well, it's unknown.
    The problem is most people don't even realize their so-called comfort zones are actually quite uncomfortable. They're kinda miserable, but at least they know what to expect.
    But if you look into the tunnel of the unknown with a different mindset, you open up to, "What if I completely transform my life? What if I discovered a joy I've never accessed before? What if I change a life? What if I change a lot of lives?”
    So today, we're making friends with the unknown. We're choosing to see it as a playground of possibility instead of something to be afraid of.
    Our guests are Nathan and Susannah Furr, the authors of The Upside of Uncertainty. Susannah is a designer and art historian, and Nathan is a strategy and innovation professor at INSEAD in Paris and a recognized expert in the fields of innovation and technology strategy.

    Links from the episode:


    Show Notes: https://mindlove.com/310



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    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
831 Ratings

831 Ratings

jessejanderson ,

Engaging and Inquisitive

Melissa has the kind of curious mind that makes her a natural for interviews. She shares many of her own insights (and relatable stories), but also uses her curiosity to engage her guests by often asking them exactly the questions I was wondering myself. A great podcast for inquisitive and explorative minds.

Steve Farrell @Humanity’s Team ,

Elevate Your Mind and Reset Your Negative Thoughts

Melissa reminds us that our greatest asset is our mind! Dive into mindfulness, mental well-being, and the power of positive thinking through expert interviews and transformative stories. If you're seeking inner peace, battling negative thoughts, or aspiring to manifest your dreams, this podcast offers you the keys to a happier, healthier life.

Grasmmmmer ,

Eloquent and Enlightening

Melissa is such an articulate host who takes a genuine interest in the people she brings on to her show - as well as the ideas they carry.

Listening to this podcast is a much needed break from the stress of the day yet it is also full of new ideas to learn. Highly recommend!

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